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    Re: Occam's razor
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2014 Mar 19, 12:26 -0700

    It wasn't Orion the kid mentioned in the movie. I just checked my copy. Here are the lines from "Airport" (1970), Dean Martin as the captain. The plane is a flight to Rome, currently over the Atlantic, and the crew have been informed that there is a suicidal bomber on board. The Captain is passing down the aisle to check out their suspected bomber after the crew has been alerted, and the plane has begun a gradual turn back to Lincoln (standing in for Chicago).

    Here's the conversation:
    Mother: "Oh Captain... our son has a question to ask you. ... Skyler, here's our captain..."
    Kid: "Before Virgo and Leo were right there, Sir... Now I'm beginning to see Ursa Minor and Cassiopeia. We MUST be turning around."
    Captain (to his mother): "Why you have a young navigator here!"
    Captain (to smart kid): "Well I'll tell you son... [blah blah techno-babble] ...so we'll maintain this Borden Hold until we get clearance from Melnics."
    Kid (crestfallen): "Oh... yes, of course."
    Father: "What did he mean by that, son?"
    Kid: "N-never mind, father, ... I'll tell you later."

    Strange how those early disaster movies thrived on little bits of comedy like this...

    -FER

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